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Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE 

 Haemanthus albiflos
 
  
Author:  Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin 1797
Family:  Amaryllidaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum-medium
Thickness:  8 centimetres
Height:  25 centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Offset Bulbs
Pop names:  Shaving Brush plant, Poederkwast - Royal Paint Brush, White Blood Lily, Powder Puff, Shaving Brush Plant
Synonyms:  Hamanthus mackenii Baker, Haemanthus albomaculatus Baker. Haemanthus virescens var. albiflos, Herbert 1837.
Got it from:  Copenhagen
Year:  2004

   This member of the Amaryllidaceae family was described by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin in 1797. It is found on the eastern coast of South Africa, growing in well-drained soil with some water and little sun. It have broad leaves which will get 25 centimetres long, and an onion which can grow to 8 centimetres in diameter. The flower is white, and the plant can both be reproduced by seeds, from the reed fruits, and by offsets.

Former a member of the Liliaceae family

It is actually evergreen like H. deformis and H. pauculifolius.

The name Haemanthus is derived from the Greek "haima" meaning blood and "anthos" meaning flower - a reference to the red flowers of most species. Albiflos refers to the white flowers of this particular species.

Wild ones from Port Edward, South Africa.